Amazing Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup Recipe to Die For from @savedbyloves  

This week's food theme at our pitch in Bible study was soup, in honor of the onset of fall.  It doesn't get much more fall than butternut squash, right?  This was my first time cooking with this squash.  It was difficult to peel, but other than that, the recipe was easy and the outcome was delicious.  That is an understatement.  This soup was amazing.  I will be making it frequently.  I had several people insist upon having the recipe.

Butternut Squash

Here is the recipe I used: Crockpot Butternut Squash Recipe.  I followed it exactly except I doubled it and cooked it on high for 4 hours instead of low for 7 hours.

BEST.  Soup.  EVER.

Easy Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

Easy Avocade Egg Salad Recipe  

Avocados not only taste great, but are one of the only fruits that contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats.  They help lower bad cholesterol, elevate good cholesterol and can be used in place of butter in your favorite recipes to cut back on saturated fats. Today I am sharing a yummy, quick and easy recipe for avocado egg salad.  Serve up something a little different  at your next get together.  The potato salad won't be missed!

INGREDIENTS:

(SERVES 8)

2 avocados

2 lemons

1 medium sized red onion

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup toasted walnuts

10 hardboiled eggs, peeled

Salt and pepper to taste

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DIRECTIONS:

Stir together in a large mixing bowl:  Juice from 2 lemons, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1 tbsp water.  Mash in with fork the yoke from 2 hard boiled eggs.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add 8 chopped hard boiled eggs , 2 chopped avocados and 1/2 cup red onions chopped.  Stir until well coated and serve over tomato slices.

Top with 1/2 cup toasted walnuts.

Enjoy!

Easy Fried Green Tomato Recipe

Easy Fried Green Tomatoes

 This year my tomatoes are taking their own sweet time ripening to the red that we all know and love.  That, combined with the fried food theme at last week's Bible study pitch in, prompted me to make fried green tomatoes for the first time ever.  I would make them everyday if eating fried food didn't creep me out so much.  They were simply delicious.

How to make Fried Green Tomatoes

I bought a cheapo deep fryer a couple of years ago to Mr. SBLC his beloved chicken wings (See Amazing Hot Wings Recipe).

Here is the recipe I used (from My Recipes):  Fried Green Tomatoes

I followed it exactly except I dropped mine in the deep fryer for 2 minutes instead of frying on the stove.

They are sooooo yummy, I am hooked.  We have tons more green tomatoes out there, just waiting to be battered and fried!

Aldi Ingredients Only Spicy Peanut Chicken Recipe

Peanut Chicken Recipe Using all Aldi Ingredients @savedbyloves

Today I am sharing a dish I whipped up for a recent asian themed potluck dinner.  After all the american fare with the Fourth of July celebrations, our bible study went with oriental cuisine.  I took it a step further and challenged myself to use all Aldi ingredients for a budget friendly, tasty and healthy Peanut Chicken Recipe. The only ingredient not from Aldi was the cucumber, which came from the garden, but you can get them there too! This dish was a big hit with my family and with the group. I am guessing it will be with yours too!

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter

1/4 cup Dry Roasted Peanuts

1 lime, juiced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon Hot sauce

3 tablespoons 2% Milk

1 tablespoon Honey

1 tablespoon soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper

1/2 cup hot water

3 tablespoons Olive Oil

2 Chicken Breasts, sliced into  strips

1 head broccoli, cut into small florets

1 large carrot, chopped

1 red pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips

1 yellow pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips

1 red onion, sliced

1/2 Cup Sweet Peas

1 cucumber, cut into 1/16-inch strips

Rice (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

PEANUT SAUCE:

In a small saucepan, whisk peanut butter, lime juice, 1 clove minced garlic, hot sauce, milk, honey, soy sauce, cinnamon and crushed red pepper. Cook over medium heat until it starts to boil. Slowly add water until desired consistency. Set aside. In a large skillet  heat 2 tablespoons oil, add chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Add remaining oil, 2 cloves garlic, broccoli, carrot, peppers and onion and sauté for 3 minutes. Add peas and cook for a couple of minutes more. Add prepared peanut sauce to the skillet with chicken and vegetables. Add cucumber, toss to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts. Serve over rice or noodles.

Delicious Red White and Blue Easy Salad Recipe

[pinit]Red White and Blue Food Recipes Easy Delicious Salad @savedbyloves[pinit]

Our small group meets weekly for a potluck dinner, with a food theme that determines what we bring.  In light of the upcoming 4th of July holiday, this week's theme was red, white and blue recipes.  We found a wonderful Red, White, & Blue Watermelon Salad with Watermelon Vinaigrette Recipe at FiveHeartHome.

Fourth of July Recipes

It was super easy and quick to make.  I love the little watermelon stars!  I wasn't sure how blueberries, watermelon, feta, roasted almonds and the homemade vinaigrette would all hit my tastebuds, but it was wonderful.  It was the "star" of the potluck too.  Head over to the link for the details!

Low Carb Chicken Parmesan With Spaghetti Squash

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Low Carb Recipes Chicken Parmesan With Spaghetti Squash @savedbyloves

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I am so excited to share with you my version of Low Carb Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Squash.  This has got to be one of my favorite dishes ever.  I love every bite, and can't believe it weighs in at only 400 calories per serving.  This recipe serves 2.  If you aren't full and satisfied, you are insatiable!

LOW CARB CHICKEN PARM SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Ingredients:

CHICKEN PARM (2) chicken breasts, raw 1 egg white ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk ¼ cup Fiber One Cereal 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning herb blend ½ tsp garlic powder ½ cup pastasauce (w/ approx. 60 calories) ¼ cup shredded parmesan or mozzarella SPAGHETTI SQUASH 1 small spaghetti squash 1 tsp olive oil ¼ cup minced onion salt & pepper, to taste Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375° . Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise remove pulp and seeds (just like to do with a pumpkin)!  Bake 35 minutes with rind up on baking pan.  While that is baking, prepare the chicken as follows. 2. Add Fiber One cereal to food processor and blend until breadcrumb like consistency (if you don’t have a food processor, you can put in a plastic bag and crush with the back of a heavy spoon). 3. Put Fiber One crumbs into a Ziploc bag and add the Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Set aside. 4. In a small bowl, whisk the egg white and almond milk until well blended. 5. Dip each chicken breast, both sides into egg mixture then put into Ziploc bag. Seal annd shake the Ziploc bag until both chicken breasts are evenly coated with the Fiber One mixture. 6. When squash is done cooking, turn oven down to 350°.  Place the chicken breasts onto the baking pan and put into oven for 25 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking. 7. While chicken is cooking, coat a skillet with cooking spray and add 1 tsp olive oil and onion over med-high heat. When onion is tender and slightly browned (approximately 5 mins), add the prepared spaghetti squash (run a fork from stem to stern to remove the spaghetti center of the cooked squash right into the skillet). 8. Cook squash, stirring every few minutes, for 15 minutes.  Turn off heat and let sit. 9. Remove the chicken from the oven.  Evenly layer half of the pasta sauce then half of the cheese onto each breast. 10. Put back into the oven and broil for about 5 minutes, or until cheese is fully melted. 11. Place half of the spaghetti squash and one chicken breast onto a plate for each serving. Low carb healthy recipes Chicken Parmesan    

Healthy & Low Carb Buffalo Wing Cauliflower Recipe

[pinit]Low Carb Cauilflower Buffalo Wing Recipe @savedbyloves[pinit]

Our whole family is on a big health kick, so low carb recipes are on the dinner menu each and everyday!  Today I am sharing with you my version of an Atkins Low carb Buffalo Wing Cauliflower Recipe!  It was such a hit, we had it two nights in a row, but I varied it the second time and got it down to taste perfection.  This is the perfect recipe if you are like me, and chicken wings freak you out a bit.  My husband loves wings, especially my Best Ever Hot Wings Recipe, but I just can't get on board.

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INGREDIENTS

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  • Celery sticks

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut cauliflower into florets and sprinkle 1 tablespoon olive oil over them.  Roast on middle rack on a baking sheet for 40 minutes.
  3. While roasting, pour hot wing sauce and siracha into a small sauce pan.  Heat to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 10 minutes.  Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, stir, remove from heat and cool to room temperature.  Heat a large sauté pan with remaining olive oil.  Add roasted cauliflower and sauté about 5 minutes.  Add the hot sauce and cook for 1 additional minute, tossing until cauliflower is fully coated.
  4. Garnish with celery and serve with blue cheese sprinkled on top.

Over 50 Popcorn Treats to Make

[pinit]50 Plus Best Popcorn Recipes @savedbyloves[pinit]

Popcorn... yum!  This house consumes it's share of this versatile treat, that is for sure.  Did you know popcorn has only 33 calories per cup?  Well, not when you combine it with things like chocolate, peanut butter and caramel, but it is healthier than other things you might combine with these ingredients!  Here are 50+ tasty popcorn recipes to try.  Enjoy!

Over 50 Superbowl Party Recipes

[pinit]50+ Super Bowl Appetizer Recipes @savedbyloves[pinit] Are you ready for the Superbowl?  I will be honest, I couldn't really care less about the game, but parties are my thing.  This collection of over 50 superbowl appetizer and game night recipes will help make yours a hit!  Enjoy.

50+ Delicious Things to Make With Peanut Butter

[pinit]over 50 things to make with Peanut Butter @savedbyloves #peanutbutter #recipes[pinit]

Peanut butter is my absolute favorite food.  I prefer crunchy over smooth, but smooth over none for sure.  While it is high in fat and carbs, I try to focus on the protein content!  That is high too, so it all balances out, right?!  Here are 50+ delicious peanut butter recipes you can make.  If you have a favorite that you don't see here, leave us a comment with the link!  Enjoy.